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Posted June 23, 2010 10:33 AM
By James Mellon

More Start-up airlines

A quick round-up of some more new airlines planning to start operations…

The first aircraft for the new French airline Oxygene Afrique is currently being prepared before entering service. They will fly a Boeing 767-300ER on long haul routes to Africa from Paris (reportedly Charles de Gaulle). Services to Bamako in Mali will compete against Air France, Aigle Azur and Compagnie Aerienne du Mali, while Dakar in Senegal will be served with competition from Air France and Corsairfly. 

The Air Arabia family continues to grow with the fourth airline now in the process of being set up. The Jordanian investment company Tantash Group will create a joint venture to start Air Arabia Jordan, flying low cost services from Amman to destinations in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. It is widely anticipated that the airline will use Airbus A320’s just like the other three Air Arabia airlines.
 
Republic Airways Holdings have announced that Denver based Lynx Aviation will wind up operations in September. Having gone from operating 11 Bombardier Dash 8-Q400’s in total only three currently remain in service on routes to Aspen and Billings. Now enter Fly Smart. A group of Wyoming investors are looking to acquire some of the Lynx assets to start regional services from Denver to five cities in Wyoming. Low cost flights to Casper, Cody, Laramie, Riverton and Sheridan will enable passengers to connect to other destinations through Denver in the same way that Lynx Aviation have been operating.
 

A new Bangladeshi airline called Regent Airways will begin regional services this summer. They are planning to acquire two Bombardier Dash 8-300 aircraft that will come from the German regional carrier Augsburg Airways. Regent later plan to add a pair of Boeing 757-200’s followed by two widebody types to start international services. The airline has been established by the Habib Group, a Bangladeshi conglomerate who has interests in the paper, textiles, steel, shares and security industries amongst others.

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HI
AM ENQUIRING ABOUT A NEW CHARTER START UP BASED IN BKK OPERATING 2 X B767s AND 2 MORE LATER.ANY IDEA WHO THEY ARE
STARTED BY USA COMPANY I THINK........
RGDS DAVE

Sudhakar Nair

Add one more in India - Air Costa having acquired three Embraers on lease are poised for take off

Sudhakar Nair

Add one more in India. Air Costa with three leased Embraers is all set for launch

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